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Criticism of Israeli Policy in Not Anti-Semitic

I was provoked to write this discussion of what is and what isn't anti-Semitism by an article in Ha'aretz on the "controversy" created by...

Thank You, Ireland

On Wednesday morning, I watched an amazing debate unfolding in the Irish Seanad (Senate), as members spoke for and against a bill to prohibit...

Freedom Day and Palestine

Radio talk shows in South Africa have entrenched themselves as powerful platforms affording listeners means to engage, debate and question.And in the tradition of...

Efforts to Silence an Appeal for Human Rights

"The net results of these tactics are: a silencing of any discussion or examination of Israel's treatment of the Palestinians; aid to Israel continues to be delivered without questions, oversight, or any conditions; the very meaning of anti-Semitism or, in this recent case, "anti-Judaism" is cheapened and equated not just with criticism of Israeli policy, but even with the mere call to examine that policy; Palestinians continue to suffer; Israelis who support peace and human rights for Palestinians find they have no allies in the U.S. government; and U.S. credibility in the Middle East continues to suffer."

Municipal election fever hits West Bank

"Holding elections at this politically uncertain time is a boost for the Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad, who seems to have survived last month's protests and will most likely survive the expected departure of the Palestinian leader....The underlying meaning of the potential success of the local elections is that economic and local issues are taking precedence over national and political issues."

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